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Jose J. Solorio

Senior Policy Advisor

T 949.477.7643
F 949.833.7878
18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 1800
Irvine, CA 92612

Jose Solorio is a Senior Policy Advisor providing legislative and regulatory solutions for a variety of clients with interests in transportation, water, insurance, labor, public safety, and education issues in state government and Southern California. He is based in the firm's Sacramento and Orange County offices.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Hon. Solorio served as a State Assemblyman and Santa Ana City Councilmember. In his role as State Assemblyman, and now as Community College Trustee for the Rancho Santiago Community College District, he has focused his efforts on education, job creation, public safety and infrastructure improvements. While in the Legislature, he chaired the Assembly's Insurance and Public Safety committees, and also served on the Transportation, Appropriations and Education committees. In addition, he chaired the Assembly's Select Committee on Addressing the State's Water Crisis through Regional Approaches.

Complementing his work as an elected official in state and local government, Hon. Solorio has 14 years of public affairs, marketing, public relations, research and communications experience. He uses those skills to help businesses and organizations - large and small - tackle tough issues and communicate their messages effectively.

Hon. Solorio is known for having a "can-do" spirit, using his moderate politics to work both sides of the aisle, and getting results for his clients.

Representative Work

  • Represents a variety of businesses and organizations at the local and state levels in the following industries: transportation, used motor oil recycling, commercial/residential waste services, non-profit community center, prevailing wage and labor compliance, asphalt repair, and land use development/zoning/entitlement.
  • Advocates for students and college affordability as a member of the California Student Aid Commission and Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees.
  • Worked on variety of insurance, transportation, water, education, and public safety issues in the California State Assembly.
  • Led the California State Assembly Moderate Democratic Caucus, aka New Democrats.
  • Provided government relations, marketing, communications, research and public relations services as an administrator at the Orange County Transportation Authority for eight years.
  • Served as Governor Gray Davis' appointee to the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board for six years, and as the City of Santa Ana's appointee to the Orange County Water District Board of Directors for two years.
  • Championed redevelopment, street infrastructure and park projects in the City of Santa Ana as an elected City Council Member.
Jose J. Solorio
Jose J. Solorio



M.P.P., Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1995

B.A., University of California, Irvine, 1992

Professional Affiliations

Orange County Public Affairs Association
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